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Andrew Wylie, Deon Yelder sign exclusive rights tenders

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The two role players are officially back in Kansas City for 2020.

NFL: JAN 29 Super Bowl LIV - Chiefs Press Conference Photo by Rich Graessle/PPI/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Andrew Wylie and tight end Deon Yelder have signed their exclusive rights tenders to return to the club for 2020, according to the NFL’s official transaction report.

Wylie, 27, has started 21 games for Kansas City in two seasons. He was the 2018 recipient of the team’s Mack Lee Hill (rookie of the year) award. Wylie was the Chiefs starting left guard in 2019 until he suffered an ankle injury late in the season. Stefen Wisniewski replaced Wylie and kept the job for the Chiefs’ Super Bowl run.

With Wisniewski off to Pittsburgh, Wylie should have an opportunity to win the role back in a training camp competition.

Yelder, 25, was added to the Chiefs practice squad in 2018. He played in three games for Kansas City in 2018 and nine in 2019. With the offseason departure of Blake Bell to the Dallas Cowboys, Yelder will likely be in a training camp battle with Ricky Seals-Jones for the team’s vacant backup tight end position behind Travis Kelce. Yelder had three catches for 50 yards in 2019.

The Chiefs extended both Wylie and Yelder their offers back on March 26.